There is no cure for OA, but the team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine may be able to help manage your symptoms to improve your quality of life.
Common treatments for OA include:
- Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving medication
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Gentle exercise that involves breathing and stretching such as yoga or tai chi
- Non-steroidal joint injections
The team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine may also recommend home treatments to help relieve pain, including heat and cold therapy, anti-inflammatory creams, and weight loss.
If the more conservative treatments can’t improve your symptoms, the team at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine may suggest surgery, such as an osteotomy to realign your bones or a joint replacement.